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  1. WIFCON community, My team is in the second phase of a product specifically built for 1102s (Contract Specialists and Contract Officers), to help them efficiently identify rules/regulations/etc. that address questions that come up during their work, including: procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research & development evaluation of contract price proposals, and the administration or termination and close out of contracts. While designing this tool, we've found it challenging to find & run our prototypes by folks whose job it is to reference
  2. So our IT guys have set up an “incubation lab”. This will allow them to play with potential tools already available commercially, and see what breaks (of their stuff or ours) and what we like. Or to consider whether we can justify building it ourselves, as opposed to buying it. Now they want to do something like this— Release a single solicitation Make (basically) identical awards to, say, 4 companies. With option years. and 3 stages. Potential XXX gazillion dollars for each award. Initial period, for EVALUATION IN OUR ENVIRONMENT (XXX thousand doll
  3. I recently inherited a software maintenance contract which includes FFP service maintenance and Cost Reimbursable Travel and ODCs. The contract was awarded with the need to move the software to a cloud environment. The technical POC has determined a viable cloud computing company that is able to support the software and requested that I add the company’s monthly subscription fee to the contract as an ODC. The technical POC indicated that they assumed the costs would be handled as an ODC and they estimated it as such when they prepared their IGCE. What’s the best way for me to add the soft
  4. My company produces a commercial item that it will supply to the DoD through its Prime Contractor as a first tier sub. As, we will make slight modifications to our item for the purposes of integration into the Prime's product for sale to the government, the Prime Contractor wants to negotiate rights to technical data, specifically asking for exclusivity "on behalf of the government" that we will not further market the item. I have asked the Prime if the government has specifically requested exclusivity. I didn't get a straight answer (a we want to protect the govts rights) but I assume as I
  5. Can a federal agency buy, not just obtain a license, but buy outright, a contractor's commercial computer software? Say that software was developed 100% at private expense by the contractor. Say that agency wants to obtain the SOURCE CODE to that commercial computer software, and hopes to provide it to offerors on the recompete.
  6. Hi, An agency is interested in evaluating a COTS software package from a vendor for a defined period of time, for no cost ($0). The vendor will supply an evaluation software license agreement covering the use of the software during the evaluation period. Is this considered an acquistion and does it fall under the guidance of the FAR? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  7. The FAR and DFARS clauses for copyright and patent do not expressly address the scenario where the government agency desires to retain ownership of the software developed during the performance of a contract for software development. The FAR and DFARS clauses seem to say, if a contractor is paid to develop software during the life a government contract, at the expiration of the contract, the contractor has ownership or title to the software developed at government expense/funding, but the government gets the right to use the software/data produced ("unlimited data rights"). So my question is
  8. The idea behind this topic is to consolidate ideas somebody (I "volunteer" Vern Edwards! LOL!!! ) could pass up the chain so we could get better contract-writing software. I use PD2 and considered it a lot better than a typewriter and almost as good as MSWord... so, my suggestions: - CCR synchronization SHOULD mean no local database maintenance. - The user should have more control of how the final document looks like: - User-defined CLIN templates (set up how the CLIN will actually look to the public. i.e. where the description is placed, an underline for the offeror to input the unit
  9. From the VA Handbook 6500.6: "d. Custom software development and outsourced operations must be located in the U.S. to the maximum extent practical. If such services are proposed to be performed abroad and are not disallowed by other VA policy or mandates, the contractor/subcontractor must state where all non-U.S. services are provided and detail a security plan, deemed to be acceptable by VA, specifically to address mitigation of the resulting problems of communication, control, data protection, and so forth. Location within the U.S. may be an evaluation factor." Does anyone know of any federa
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